Port Huron, Michigan

Today, the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced the approval for a $200,000 performance-based grant for Michigan Metal Coatings.  The company, headquartered in Port Huron, Michigan, will be purchasing an additional 66,375 square feet to expand operations, creating approximately 41 new jobs and investing up to $11,000,000 in St. Clair County, Michigan.

The Michigan Business Development Program is available to eligible businesses that create qualified new jobs and/or make qualified new investment in Michigan.  Michigan was in competition with Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky for this project.    

“We realize the importance of logistics and value in being close to your customers.  Recognizing that some of the company’s customers may be located in southern states, we are grateful to the MSF Board and MEDC for approving an incentive to help keep Michigan Metal Coatings right here in Port Huron, Michigan.  We are pleased that Michigan Metal Coatings finds our region a great place to do business and plans to remain in the area.  We look forward to the company’s continued growth,” said Mayor of the City of Port Huron, Pauline Repp.    

Michigan Metal Coatings, is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company with an A2LA accredited laboratory, and is a leader in the application of chromium free, corrosion resistant coating systems.  The company provides metal finishing services to large automotive OEMS as well as servicing non-automotive industries. 

“The MEDC and St. Clair EDA have been important partners in ensuring the Michigan Metal Coatings expansion in Port Huron is realized.  We look forward to continuing this partnership and continued growth in Port Huron,” said Jay Dusenberry, Strategic Planning Manager for Michigan Metal Coatings.  

The Economic Development Alliance has worked closely with Michigan Metal Coatings through the years, including assisting the company in relocating their operations to Port Huron in 2006 and the company’s equipment investments in 2013 and 2014. “Since opening their Port Huron operations, Michigan Metal Coatings has become a leading corporate citizen for Port Huron and St. Clair County,” says Bruce Seymore, EDA Director of Business and Community Services. “We are excited to be able to work with Michigan Metal Coatings on their recent expansion, which shows the company is committed to retaining and creating jobs for our residents.”